Home-based Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf, is expected to name his final 23-man squad for the African Nations Championship next week ahead of the team’s departure for a training tour in Rabat, Morocco on January 2nd.
The Super Eagles who won the Nigeria Professional Football League invitational tournament in Kano on Sunday, are currently in Abuja for the second phase of their preparation for the CHAN.
Yusuf named a 30-man squad for the NPFL invitational and extended a late invitation to Nasarawa United goalkeeper Suraj Ayeleso on Wednesday.
“We will be leaving for Rabat, Morocco on January 2nd for the final stage of our preparation for CHAN 2018,” a reliable camp source informed newsmen.
“Before then, the final 23-man list for the competition will be made known to the public. All things being equal, the final list will be out next week.”
The home Eagles who had a disappointing showing at the last edition of the CHAN in 2016 in Rwanda, exiting in the group stage, will face the same team (Rwanda) in their first Group C game in Tangier on January 15.
2014 champions Libya and debutants Equatorial Guinea are the other teams in the group.
The competition will run from January 13 to February 4 in Morocco.